Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs),are common benign growths that may be seen on most parts of the body as one matures. According to one study, 83 million Americans have SKs making it as common as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis combined. They are typically described as wart like with a rough, scaly texture and can vary greatly in color, size, and shape. SKs may resemble other benign and malignant skin growths. In this regard, skin lesions with an unusual appearance should always be evaluated by a dermatologist. SKs can be treated with various modalities including cryotherapy (freezing), electrodessication (cautery), curettage (scraping) and scalpel shave removal. A new FDA approved product for the treatment of SKs, called ESKATA, will be available this spring. This hydrogen peroxide based solution is applied to SKs in a dermatologist’s office. The benefit of this treatment compared to other methods is that it doesn’t significantly discolor or scar the underlying skin. If you’d like more information about SKs and or ESKATA, please schedule a consultation with your dermatologist. Call 310.626.4631, ext 227
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